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Mark Cochrane, professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Appalachian Laboratory, will deliver a talk titled "Changing fire regimes in Indonesia and Brazil: the roles of fire and land use in tropical forest decline" at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8.
Peter Rigby, a 1979 Penn State graduate in petroleum and natural gas engineering, was awarded the 2021 Graduates of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (GEMS) Alumni Achievement Award and accepted the award in September at the college's Obelisk Society dinner.
Daniel Selik, a student in the intercollege Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security (iMPS-HLS) degree program at Penn State and a retired U.S. Navy chief petty officer, received the 2021 Michael P. Murphy Award in Geospatial Intelligence.
Harman Singh, a graduate student in geography, won the $200 second-place prize for a study that used a mixed-method approach to examine the nature of complex urban flooding in Kerala, India
The Materials Research Institute (MRI) and the College of Engineering have announced the recipients of the Materials Matter at the Human Level seed grants.
Rebecca Hamilton, postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute, will deliver a talk titled "Fire dynamics in tropical Asia: from the Pleistocene to the Anthropocene" at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1.
Yihuang Xiong, graduate research assistant in materials science and engineering, is one of five Penn State people to receive the 2021 Rustum and Della Roy Innovation in Materials Research Award.
Derek Elsworth, professor of energy and mineral engineering in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, has been selected as the inaugural G. Albert Shoemaker Chair in Mineral Engineering.
Air humidity is more important than soil moisture in influencing whether it rains in the United States Corn Belt, an agricultural area in the Midwest, stretching from Indiana to Nebraska and responsible for more than 35% of the world's most important grain crop, according to a new study by Penn State researchers.
Penn State University Libraries will observe GIS Day -- an annual event celebrating the technology of geographic information systems (GIS) -- with a virtual event from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16.